Lionel Messi scores to surpass Cristiano Ronaldo file and take PSG again high of Ligue 1

Lionel Messi’s early purpose earned Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Lyon to regain high spot within the Ligue 1 desk forward of Marseille on Sunday.

Along with his fifth-minute strike, Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s whole of 671 non-penalty objectives and made it 4 wins from as many Ligue 1 video games for PSG.

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Neymar arrange the Argentina ahead together with his seventh help in eight Ligue 1 video games.

The victory pulled PSG two factors away from Marseille who had taken high spot earlier with a 1-1 draw at house in opposition to Rennes.

Lorient, 3-1 winners over Auxerre, are three factors adrift of the leaders.

Lens dropped to fourth after being held to a goalless attract Nantes.

“PSG performed a fantastic sport tonight, in opposition to a troublesome workforce which was ready for us,” stated PSG coach Christophe Galtier.

“We scored purpose and will have scored others.

“We have been far more balanced, Neymar particularly gave us a steadiness which was actually mandatory. Even when we have been much less cellular within the second half we nonetheless had lots of possibilities.”

PSG have received 9 and drawn considered one of their 10 video games in all competitions and whereas they’ve proven much less brilliance these days, they have been nonetheless a minimize above on the Groupama Stadium.

The efficiency, nonetheless, was not sufficient for PSG midfielder Vitinha, who believed they need to have put the match to mattress.

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“I am glad with the consequence however not with the efficiency. We may have performed higher. There’s lots of room for enchancment,” the Portuguese midfielder stated.

“We should always have managed the match higher within the second half and we must always have had extra possibilities with the possession we had.”

Marseille's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi celebrates scoring against Stade Rennais. AFP

Marseille’s French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi celebrates scoring in opposition to Stade Rennais. AFP

Earlier, Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi scored each objectives in a 1-1 draw at house in opposition to Rennes.

Guendouzi bundled previous house keeper Pau Lopez to offer Rennes the benefit after 26 minutes however the former Arsenal participant redeemed himself with a header previous ex-Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda seven minutes after the break.

Good fell 1-0 at house in opposition to Angers in a match wherein defender Jean-Clair Todibo earned a pink card after 5 seconds and each groups completed with 10 males.

Todibo was despatched off after simply 9 seconds, and that features the 4 seconds it took referee Bastien Dechepy to drag the cardboard out of his pocket.

Sofiane Boufal kicked off for Angers and handed to Adrien Hunou. He discovered striker Abdallah Sima surging ahead. Sima pushed the ball previous Todibo who caught out a leg and tripped the striker.

After a VAR assessment, the choice that Todibo was the final defender stood.

Though Boufal was later despatched off, Angers received 1-0 with Nabil Bentaleb scoring simply earlier than the break.

Nice's French defender Jean-Clair Todibo reacts after he received a red card against Angers. AFP

Good’s French defender Jean-Clair Todibo reacts after he acquired a pink card in opposition to Angers. AFP

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“I do not assume it was a pink card,” stated Good coach Lucien Favre saying Dante and Jordan Lotomba have been overlaying. “It was not a scoring alternative.

“We’d have received this sport if we had performed with eleven gamers.”

There was additionally pink card controversy in Reims who fell 3-0 to Monaco with defender Bradley Locko despatched off after 22 minutes for leaving a boot in on Breel Embolo.

“The referee killed the sport,” lamented Reims coach Oscar Garcia, and “it is not the primary time”.

In a punishing sport in Brittany, Ajaccio bought their first win of the season 1-0 at Brest in a match the place two gamers have been stretched off.

Seconds after kick-off, Ajaccio goalkeeper Benjamin Leroy caught a teammate’s knee head-on as he tried to catch a ball.

“There was a lack of consciousness, he was hit within the neck,” stated Corsican coach Olivier Pantaloni.

An aerial duel additionally floored Noah Fadiga after half-an-hour, leaving the defender shocked in a head-to-head conflict with Ismael Diallo.

The 22-year-old Brest participant additionally left the pitch on a stretcher, giving the thumbs as much as attempt to reassure the followers.

Ajaccio bought their first success of the season due to Romain Hamouma’s Sixty fifth-minute purpose, to go away the Corsicans just one level behind Brest and Strasbourg.

Elsewhere Troyes received 3-1 at Clermont to maneuver as much as tenth after two defeats in a row.

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